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Currently underway, the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival is celebrating its fourth year of bringing cinema to one of the oldest cites of the Republic of Georgia. Its focus is “on short films and it aims at discovering new talents and voices in the film industry and cinema.”

We’re pleased to announce that, on October 23, 2023, at 11 AM and 7 PM, “DON’T CHOKE” -- a short film written and directed by Sonny Baez – will be screening at this year’s festivities. You’ll find us at the Sakartvelo Cinema, 14 Tamar Mephe St (Kutaisi, Georgia).

In this “dramedy,” the director explores “the toxicity, violence and passion surrounding the end of a marriage.” And he depicts a couple’s child-custody battle in a unique way.

For additional information, visit: https://kisff.ge/

Our sincerest thanks to everyone at KISFF for this honor and our congratulations to our DON’T CHOKE family. (Their IG tags follow.)

@markrush28 @chloefreckles @littlelottieluna, Daniel Reed, @albacasabella @seanmulk

Written and directed @sonnybaez97
Producers @lucasaferrara @t.a.nangle @fabricio.brandi @sonnybaez97, Natalia Marian Walls
1AD @_modino
2AD @ilee
DOP @george.tsamis95 @llucmestre
1AC: Jenna Worlin
2AD @mark.lane_
Gaffer @jakubpaczos
Sparks @typical_ianblax @chaimuki
Prod Dsgn @courtneywright95
Art Dir @francesbe__
Costumes @evacreativedesign
Art Asst @marieelisefriedrich88
HMU @classicallystrange @maisiebmakeup_ @chiararamiro
Prod Mgr: Azize Zufle
Prod Asst @mohammedalgosaibi
Chaperone: @lotusgardendesign
Stunts @doooj90
Runners @amrithvijayakumar @seanmulk
Tennis Coach @ahtennis_barnes
Post-Prod Mgr @ilee
Editor @hsinyou.c
Color @matthewogston
Sound Record bogdan.wav
Sound Dsgn @gonzalezcortescesar
Sound Edit: Juan Antonio Pacheco, Alejandro Diaz
Asst Sound Edit: Amairani Galicia
1 Track @moves_johnson
2 Track: Maia Kennon
3 Track @vikervonzogo

I’m getting choked up just thinking about it!


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To view a list of Lucas's other projects, click here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11739610/

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